Kids are expensive. Your fun doesn’t have to be!

Hunt Easter Eggs. Many of the hunts and events in our Easter Fun Guide are free to attend!

Get Festive at Tryon Creek. The Annual Trillium Festival is April 2, with forest themed activities, nature hikes and more.

Find spring blooms. Included in our roundup are free spots like Tryon Creek, Tom McCall Waterfront Park, Happy Valley Library and Laurelhurst Park.

Bird Watch. Join Hillsboro Parks on their weekly Nature at Noon program on Wednesdays, for bird watchers of all ages and experience.

Build Something. Register for a Free Kids Build at Lowes! These monthly events fill up fast, but you can also register to pick up a free kit to take home.

Celebrate Earth Day. The annual Earth Day Event at The Oregon Garden is back! Free admission.

Hear a Story. Story times are back, too! Head to Wilsonville Public Library for Family Storytime at the Barn or a variety of story times at the main branch of Beaverton Library or Murray Scholls location. Not ready for gathering? Listen to a virtual storytime with West Linn librarians or Virtual Native Story Hour with Karen Kitchen (Osage Nation).

Hunt for Bunnies. Bridgeport Village is hosting a silly spring bunny scavenger hunt with prizes for kids ages 10 and under.

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Ride a Bike. Check out these kid-friendly bike paths. They’re also great for roller skates.

See a Waterfall. We love Hardy Falls and Wahclella Falls, and both are easy to access with kids. Feeling more ambitious? Go on a day trip to the Trail of Ten Falls, the “crown jewel” of Oregon trails.

Craft Something. Most of our Hands On crafts can be made with items you have at home. Or check our Kids Calendar for free craft times at the library. Many also have make-and-take craft kits to go!

Bake for Kids in Foster Care. Check out this kid-friendly volunteer opportunity you can do from the comfort of your own kitchen.

Park for Free. Metro Free Parking Day is April 21! Enjoy free parking at Oxbow and Blue Lake regional parks, Broughton BeachChinook Landing Marine Park, and M. James Gleason Memorial Boat Ramp

Explore a New Neighborhood. In our Neighborhood Guide, we highlight family-friendly spots to eat and play in neighborhoods across the quadrants.

Keep Teens Busy. TeenForce is a free, after school program at five community centers around the city and is available for youth ages 10 to 20. The pass includes access to designated open swims, gyms and more.  

Attend a Kids’ Concert. Oregon Public House is hosting free kindie concerts every Thursday and Friday night. See Mr. Ben on Thursdays and Tallulah’s Daddy on Fridays.

Meg Asby
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